Go to everyone's favourite federal blogger's blog, the one run by David O Markus. The link is on the bottom left side of this page. Read all about the decision by Federal District Court Judge Cooke dismissing one count in the Padilla terror case.
Mr. Markus's blog has all the inside scoop on the legal reasons and ramifications of the decision. The post on the blog has all the case law and statutory authority that we deem thoroughly unnecessary to consider in our practice. However, it' s nice to see a Judge, albeit a member of the Federal College of Cardinals, make a courageous ruling.
The decision is sure to be reviewed under the “if the government wants to do it, it must be legal doctrine” espoused by the Circuit Court of Appeals.